Depeche Mode Keyboardist Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher Dead at 60

Depeche Mode Keyboardist Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher Dead at 60

Rock Hall of Fame musician co-founded the group in 1980 and remained with them for more than 40 years

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the co-founder and keyboardist of beloved synth-pop and New Wave stalwarts Depeche Mode, died at the age of 60.

Fletcher’s bandmates announced his death Thursday on social media; Rolling Stone has confirmed that the cause of death was natural causes. “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the band said in a statement.

“Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint.”

Fletcher was a member of Depeche Mode for over 40 years, from their official formation in 1980 and their 1981 debut album Speak and Spell up through their most recent LP, 2017’s Spirit. 

In 2020, Fletcher and his Depeche Mode bandmates — longtime members Dave Gahan and Martin Gore and former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their pioneering role in the synth-pop, new wave and electronic music movements; the band has also played an influential role in heavy metal.

Was Andy Fletcher Vaccinated?

The cause of his death has not been identified at this time but some people are suspecting it to be COVID 19.

Andy has a vaccination card from Ontario which suggests he was vaccinated in 2021 when the first batch of vaccines was rolled out.

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